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  Guitar Slim, Mississippi Musician
Guitar Slim was born on December 10, 1926 in Greenwood, Mississippi.
The instrument that Slim played was the vocal in the guitar with 350 feet of cord between his axe and his amp.
Guitar Slim Jones died of pneumonia after heavy drinking at the age of thirty-two, and he was buried in Thibodeaux, Louisiana.
www.shs.starkville.k12.ms.us /mswm/MSWritersAndMusicians/musicians/GuitarSlim/GuitarSlim.html   (342 words)

  Guitar Slim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eddie "Guitar Slim" Jones (December 10, 1926 – February 7, 1959) is a New Orleans blues guitar player from the 1940s and 1950s best known for the million-selling song "The Things That I Used to Do" (a song that "shaped rock and roll"), and his flamboyant stage presence.
Slim was a great drinker and a womanizer; he missed some 1954 tour dates due to a car accident involving alcohol, and he was often said to have a different woman with him every night.
He was buried with his guitar in an unmarked grave in Thibodaux, Louisiana, where he was living at the time.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Guitar_Slim   (629 words)

 Slim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Slim, a 1934 novel by William Wister Haines.
Slim (movie), a 1937 film adaptation of the William Wister Haines novel starring Henry Fonda.
Slim Gaillard, half of the "Slim and Slam" partnership.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Slim   (108 words)

 Guitar Slim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Connected by hundreds of feet long guitar chord to a blasting P.A. system, that could be heard down the block, he would dance on the tables and with the audience at the Dew Drop Club (where he lived upstairs) while playing.
He was one of the first blues guitarist to use a solid body electric, slim said the bigger, hallow-bodied guitars that T-Bone and B.B. played didn't give him enough room on stage, and he couldn't control their feedback.
Slim's wild performances won him a loyal following, and those who witnessed him in action said that he could've been as big a star as B.B. King, but Slim lived hard and drank too much, he died in 1959 of pneumonia, at the young age of thirty-two.
www.thedevilsmusic.net /bios/guitar_slim.html   (409 words)

 bluesfest Programm 2003 Magic Slim and the Teardrops and Big Time Sarah
Slim's aggressive, boisterous style was the perfect compliment to the often rowdy atmosphere at Florence's.
In the mid-70's Slim began to hit his stride as a guitarist, performer, bandleader, and recording artist, launching a career that has taken him across the country and overseas to national and international recognition.
Slim's recording career began with the 1966 recording of the song "Scufflin", followed by a number of singles in the mid-70's.
www.bluesfest.de /html/programm/2003/magicsarah_e.htm   (1049 words)

 Magic Slim and the Teardrops
Slim gained national and international attention when he began playing regularly at Florence's on Chicago's south side in 1972, filling in occasionally for Hound Dog Taylor, and taking over the gig when Hound Dog moved on to a more lucrative career on the road.
Slim's raw, rough-edged slide guitar playing, with a pounding bass line overlaid with his fiery guitar riffs and gruff, good natured vocals, was the perfect complement to the often rowdy and sometimes violent atmosphere at Florence's.
Eventually Slim left Florence's to launch a career that has taken him across the country and overseas where he is even better known then in the U.S. In 1989, he toured Europe, Japan and Brazil becoming an instant hero in Brazil.
www.wirthentertainment.com /magic_slim_and_the_teardrops.htm   (826 words)

 Modern Guitars Magazine: Guitar Shorty Interview
Guitar Shorty (born David Kearney in Houston, Texas, on September 8, 1939) is not only one of today’s premier bluesmen, he’s one of today’s premier blues showmen as well.
Guitar Shorty: I was playing for Guitar Slim at the time, but I got the name from a guy out of Florida by the name of Dewey Richardson.
He’d then lay down on the floor, on his stomach, put the guitar behind his head and play it that way for a minute and then he would take the guitar and put it in front of him as he rolled over on his back.
www.modernguitars.com /archives/000981.html   (2920 words)

 Blues Online© Guitar Slim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Guitar Slim was born Eddie Jones in Greenwood, Mississippi on December 10, 1926.
Despite a short eight year recording career, Guitar Slim had tremendous influence in the world of blues.
"Guitar Slim was not only a great blues performer, but one of the most original and impassioned lyricists ever to work in the blues form."
mathrisc1.lunet.edu /blues/Guitar_Slim.html   (226 words)

Guitar Slim (1926—1959) was born Eddie Jones in Greenwood, Mississippi.
Slim’s recorded legacy is similarly significant, particularly the 1954 song "The Things I Used to Do." A #1 hit on the national R&B charts, it featured the arrangement and piano playing of Ray Charles, and was Charles’ first major recorded effort to prominently include both gospel and R&B elements.
After hearing Lightnin' Slim playing an electric guitar at the local store, Guy was transfixed, and within a few years was beginning to master the instrument, honing his skills and stage presence in the roadhouses and bars of the Baton Rouge area.
www.yearoftheblues.org /features.asp?id={98D20FA1-8586-477B-A909-2865F337AABA}&type=VideoOfMonth   (568 words)

 Special Features
His grandmother wouldn't allow blues at home, but Slim says he taught himself to emulate the bluesmen he heard on jukeboxes and "those old wind up gramophones." Soon he was playing fish fries around his hometown.
Slim saw Eddie Jones perform several times in Cleveland before the star's death in 1959 at the age of 32.
The Blues Boys, anchored by Slim's 31 year-old son, drummer "Little James" (who has been laying down the beat for his father since the age of eight), are a talented group who have developed a near telepathic ability to follow every musical curve their sometimes unpredictable leader throws at them.
www.baddogblues.com /archives/5.00/special.htm   (1026 words)

 Blues Online© Louisiana Blues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Otis Hicks (also known as Lightnin' Slim) was born March 13, 1913 on a farm outside St. Louis, Missouri.
On July 27, 1974, Otis V. "Lightnin' Slim" Hicks died of cancer and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Pontiac, Michigan.
From 1966 until the late 1970's Hogan performed in a trio with Guitar Kelly and Gene Douzier recording for Arhoolie and Excello.
mathrisc1.lunet.edu /blues/Louisiana.html   (399 words)

 Just say goodbye - www.smh.com.au
Slim's parents learnt via the airwaves that the name of their home, Homeward, had been changed to the more melodious Melody Ranch.
Slim Dusty was not strongly religious but he believed quite profoundly in a kind of elevated mateship - that the spirits of the past like Henry Lawson, Tex Morton and Jimmie Rodgers travelled with you and were always close by.
Slim, to be fair, was equally unaware of the bonanza about to burst on them.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2003/09/19/1063625214246.html   (2013 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Slim in the moniker refers to the 1.715-inch neck width at the nut, which is a mere 16th of an inch wider than Godin'sr standard electric guitar nut width.
Guitars had already been triggering synths for many years but they were either very expensive and not really guitars but guitar-like triggering devices or they just didn't work very well.
The Godin commitment to new guitar concepts is typified in the Glissentar which is so much of a variation on the standard guitar that it isn't even a guitar anymore and qualifies as a whole new instrument.
www.americanmusical.com /item--i-GOD-ACSSLIM-BKP.html   (2556 words)

 Guitar Slim
It was after witnessing a Guitar Slim performance, that would seal the fate of a young Buddy Guy to decide to make the Blues his living.
Guitar Slim was born Eddie Jones in Greenwood, Mississippi on December 10, 1926.
Guitar Slim had died of bronchial pneumonia, a condition worsened by his drinking.
www.cascadeblues.org /History/GuitarSlim.htm   (1489 words)

 LivinBlues- Guitar Slim
Guitar Slim was born Eddie Jones in 1926 in Greenwood Ms, and he managed to cram a significant amount of intensely powerful music into a life cut short by hard living.
After Slim had perfected his notorious stage act, he took up residence in New Orleans in 1950 and began exploring newer guitar sounds that featured lots of distortion—well over a decade prior to Hendrix.
Slim signed with Specialty in 1953, and had a massive hit with The Things I Used To Do, Guitar Slim quickly embarked on a national tour, and accomplished something no other artist had ever done: He sold out New York’s Apollo Theatre for a full week.
www.livinblues.com /bluesrooms/guitarslim.asp   (522 words)

 The Honolulu Advertiser | Island Life   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The first thing you need to know about Guitar Shorty is that he’s no way a "living blues" dinosaur; he’s a rocker who fires up a crowd, can play the guitar behind his back and has been known to turn a handstand or two during a show.
Shorty wasn’t completely satisfied with Guitar Slim; he wasn’t getting a chance to record, so he pulled out and went to Louisiana, where he got a gig with the house band at a place called the Dew Drop Inn.
He can tell you everything about that guitar, and he will, describing the mahogany finish and the pearl inlay, sounding like he thinks that if he tells enough people, maybe that Stratocastor will come back and bring with it all the lost years that followed.
the.honoluluadvertiser.com /2000/Sep/19/919islandlife1.html   (1363 words)

 VH1.com : Guitar Slim (Eddie Jones) : Biography
It's rare to find a blues guitarist hailing from Texas or Louisiana who doesn't cite Slim as one of his principal influences; Buddy Guy, Earl King, Guitar Shorty, Albert Collins, Chick Willis, and plenty more have enthusiastically testified to Slim's enduring sway.
But Slim's ringing, distorted guitar tone and gospel-enriched vocal style were his alone.
But Slim's lifestyle was as wild as his guitar work.
www.vh1.com /artists/az/guitar_slim_eddie_jones_/bio.jhtml   (459 words)

 FolkStreams » Free Show Tonight » Guitar Slim Bio
James “Guitar Slim” Stephens (d.1989) was born on March 10, 1915, near Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Slim was so small that his feet would not even reach the organ pedals, so he had one of his brothers do the pumping while he practiced the keys.
It seems as if traveling was in Slim’s blood from that point on; for in the next twenty or so years, he moved throughout the eastern United States living in such cities as Richmond, Durham, Louisville, Nashville, and Waterbury, Connecticut.
www.folkstreams.net /context,132   (266 words)

 Guitar Slim, MP3 Music Download at eMusic
No 1950s blues guitarist even came close to equalling the flamboyant Guitar Slim in the showmanship department.
But Slim's ringing, distorted guitar tone and gospel-enriched vocal style were his alone.
But Slim's lifestyle was as wild as his guitar work.
www.emusic.com /artist/10558/10558063.html   (498 words)

 Guitar Shorty Live Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When he introduced Guitar Shorty, David was looking around trying to see where he was until he saw that everyone was looking at him.
He said, "I was working with Guitar Slim at the time (in the late 50s) and I had a few words with Guitar Slim’s manager, but it wasn't angry words, I was just fed up.
Cliff White was on guitar, Lou Rawls and JW Alexander were all in the band then and they all went their separate ways." Guitar Shorty ended up staying in California where he made a few recordings and worked with Big Jim Wynn (T-Bone Walker’s band leader and saxophone player).
www.mnblues.com /review/guitarshorty3-00.html   (2396 words)

 Archie Edwards Biography - Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation - Washington's Home of the Piedmont Blues
Archie Edwards was born the third son of Roy and Pearl Edwards on September 4, 1918, on a farm near Union Hall, Virginia.
Archie was attracted to the music, especially guitar, from an early age.
He and three brothers got their first guitar a couple years later, with Archie being the one who played the most.
www.acousticblues.com /archie_edwards.html   (1836 words)

 Metroactive Music | Guitar Shorty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The last time he was in the Santa Clara Valley, two, maybe three years ago, the singer tore the house down, playing his instrument with everything but his hands at one point.
Initially inspired by flamboyant bluesman Guitar Slim, Guitar Shorty is also a fan of many other great guitarists.
Guitar Shorty must be seen to be believed.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/02.20.97/guitar-shorty-9708.html   (494 words)

 The Independent: News & Triangles: Features: Player Preservation
His great-grandmother, an ex-slave, called set dances and played the banjo; his grandfather played banjo and his grandmother the pump organ; his father and uncle were blues guitarists and singers and his sisters sang blues and gospel.
He also adopted a stage name, "Guitar Gabriel," during a stint where he was playing in a band for the traveling Dixie Classic Fair during the day and at burlesque shows at night.
"Guitar Gabriel used to say, 'If you are walking down the street and the blues hits you, you stop, pick up a reed of grass, and blow you a little tune to go along with it,'" reflects Captain Luke.
www.indyweek.com /durham/2001-12-12/cover.html   (2412 words)

 Guitar Shorty
He was so small his hands didn’t fit around it’s neck, so he would lean it against the wall and play it like a stand up bass.
One evening when he went to work the marquis read, “The Walter Johnson Band featuring Guitar Shorty"; the name he would go by from then on was born.
When Shorty was lured away to play with Guitar Slim he moved to New Orleans.
www.guitarshorty.org   (376 words)

 Welcome to the Jazz Depot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Fillmore Slim may not be known to music fans around the globe as a bluesman, but in the world of hip-hop and other hustles he's revered as a Major Mack, Original Gangsta, Godfather of the Game, and star of the 1999 documentary film "American Pimp".
Snoop Dogg, Master P, and E-40 have dropped his name in their songs, and although Slim's of another generation, younger hustlers continue to salute him at their players' balls from coast to coast.
I don't sing like no city bluesman." With Franck Goldwasser (aka Paris Slim) on 2nd guitar and Chris Millar on drums, Slim's music is an eloquent testament to the staying power and timelessness of the country blues as practiced by the most famous resident of Funky Mama's House.
www.jazzdepot.com /f_slim/5030.html   (187 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Things That I Used to Do: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Slim's extreme stage persona has become legend: his habit of wearing a blue suit and blue shoes, topped off by a blue hair rinse; his audience walkabouts with an extended guitar lead; his cranked-up volume and distorted amp sound.
Slim's eponymously named theme tune lays down the manifesto, with its trebly, tooth enamel- scraping guitar, wired vocals and driving beat.
Ray Charles was Slim's musical director and piano player on these sessions, but while Charles' inimitable playing is instantly recognisable on tracks like "Well I Done Got Over It",these songs are Guitar Slim's all the way.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000026E8L   (497 words)

 Amazon.com: Anything Can Happen: Music: Magic Slim & The Teardrops   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Magic Slim is the greatest living proponent of the intense, electrified, Mississippi-to-Chicago blues style that spawned much of the music played by modern blues artists and rockers alike.
I was wrong, as its the older musicians who live and breathe this music, the blues, with their attention to the tone and sound that projects from their guitar amps, instead of slashing noise with distortion, Magic plays classic blues clean and tight, and sings quite well.
I've seen Slim and various versions of the Teardrops going back to 1991 in Chicago and most recently in 2004 in Tennessee and have always been absolutely blown away by what this band can do on stage.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000AA4IE4?v=glance   (1092 words)

 Automatic Slim and His Band on MarylandParty.com
Automatic Slim has written five new originals for his newest CD release, "What Did I Do Wrong" one of which is featured on "La Chica Records" sampler "Baltimore On Tap" Slim and His Band Play songs by artist such as Ike Turner, Jimmie Vaughan, Lazy Lester, Freddy Fender, Los Lobos and more.
Automatic Slim and His Sensational Band opened up for Joe Bonamassa at the Recher Theater on Jan 18th, the show was a great success and found the band in fine form.
Slim Has assembled an all star cast of the area musicians, Scott Stump on the drums, Jim Harrell on the guitar, Steve Potter and Andrew Padula on bass, Seth Kibel on Saxes, Joe Malley on Trumpet, Marcos Pena on percussion and Chicago's own NKA Doik on vocals and guitar.
www.mdparty.com /performer.asp?id=6167   (420 words)

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